Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Institutional
Solar Water Heater (Residential): $1,000/system
Solar Water Heater (Business): $30/1,000 BTUh per day
Solar PV (Residential): $2/DC Watt
Solar PV (Commercial): $2/DC Watt (Up to 10kW), $1.50/DC Watt (10kW - 25kW), $1/DC Watt (25kW or larger)
Installation Requirements: Installation must be complete within 120 days of FPL reservation approval
Capacity for PV applications has been exhausted for the 2011 program year. FPL will notify customers if any additional available funding for PV installations becomes available. Customers can reapply for funding in the 2012 cycle. Funding through this program is still currently available for Solar Water Heating. Funding levels for the Solar Water Heating rebate are kept in real time on the FPL solar rebate website.
Florida Power and Light (FPL) offers several incentives to encourage residential and business customers to install solar water heating and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on eligible property. The program is open to all business and residential customers, however incentives are not guaranteed. Schools, non-profit organizations, and low-income housing providers are also eligible to participate in separate tailored offerings which are detailed on the program web site. Rebates are provided based on nameplate rating and only apply to systems which are properly certified according to program rules.
Residential rebates are provided on a flat rate of $2 per DC watt nameplate rating for PV systems and $1,000 per system for solar water heating. Business customers who utilize eligible solar water heating systems are eligible for a rebate of $30 per 1,000 BTUh per day. The business rebate for PV systems provides $2 per DC watt nameplate rating for systems up to 10kW, a rebate of $1.50 per DC watt nameplate rating for systems 10kW - 25kW, and $1 per DC watt nameplate rating for all systems larger than 25 kW. Business customers may accrue rebates in a cumulative fashion, whereby a customer with a 30 kW system can receive $2 per DC watt for the first 10 kW of capacity, $1.50 per DC watt rebate for the next 15 kW and $1 per DC watt rebate for the final 5 kW.
All collectors must be approved and certified by the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) and have an FSEC system certification number. There is no minimum or maximum size limit, other than the dollar limit on the rebate. Customers can go to the program web site listed above to reserve funds. There is no paper application and all communications for the program will be conducted via email. See the details of these targeted programs on the FAQ section of the program web site. To find out more about these incentives, as well as renewable energy programs such as net metering, please visit the program web site.